Monday, May 31, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 32

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 31

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 30

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 29

Made with newly purchased yarn from Woolarina at last Sunday's Handmade Mart.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 28

This granny is brought to you by late-morning coffee and the new album by The Black Keys. Especially this song.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 27

Another tiny granny, this one in pale blue embroidery floss.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 26

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 25

Such a handsome mini granny made with emerald embroidery floss.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 24

Just like yesterday's granny only smaller, more pink and made with embroidery floss.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 23

Mini pink granny in the garden.


I know, I know I've been virtually missing for a week. No updates and perhaps most sadly no new grannies to share with you. But the good news is I'm back and so are my granny squares!

And I probably owe an explanation of where I've been and the answer is just insanely busy. Extremely busy for happily all good reasons.

Last week (where my posting took a halt) I went up to New York City for training at Google. Yes that Google. First of all, their offices rule and I pretty much never wanted to leave. Secondly, I had to wake up before the crack of dawn to make my 4:30 a.m. train which has since really messed up my sleep schedule.

I also got to stay at the Algonquin Hotel. Anyone who knows me personally most likely knows my deep affection for Dorothy Parker so this was a real treat for me.

While in New York I slipped out and ran down to the fashion district got some cheap fabric from Paron Fabrics and some a few pretty notions from my favorite little New York shop M&J Trimmings. Then I made this amazing skirt with my new sewing machine.

Oh yeah I probably forgot to mention it was my birthday last week! A quarter of a century old. And my parents were kind enough to listen to my request and get me exactly what I wanted this kickass sewing machine.

I came back from New York and was surprised by a dozen roses and a beautiful vintage cast-iron patio set on my patio (which I type from you now) from my boyfriend. For my birthday, which also happened to be Mother's Day, we went to Shenandoah National Park to take a drive on the stunningly beautiful Skyline Drive.

We took only one short hike but were rewarded by a beautiful waterfall.
 And sadly the only animal I really got to see was a deer licking the middle of the road for some weird reason.
 Since all the birthday activities and my big New York trip I've been playing catch up with work at my day job and with my fun job. We've just announced the schedule for our Summit of Awesome in June and the event and the planning that goes into it is probably why I haven't lost my sanity yet.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 22

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Granny Square Project: Day 21

It's a dreary, gray day here in D.C. just like this little granny.